CFPB Consumer Financial Taskforce Issues Report: Hardly a Word About Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

A CFPB taskforce on consumer financial law issued a massive report in early January,

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Securities Arbitration and the Courts: 2019 Year in Review
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By Richard P. Ryder*

Arbitration is, of course, an alternative to going to court, and for the most part it is just that —

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Ninth Circuit: District Court Acted Properly When It Reconsidered and Reversed Previously Granted Order Compelling Arbitration
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

The District Court did not abuse its discretion when it reconsidered and reversed in part its previous Order compelling arbitration,

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Ninth Circuit Hears Oral Argument in Case Challenging FINRA’s Class Action Waiver Prohibition in Employment
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

A case heard by the Ninth Circuit on February 13 addressed the validity of FINRA’s negative views on class action waivers in employment arbitration agreements.

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The Other Shoe Drops: “Investor Choice Act” Finally Reintroduced in House and Senate. Would Amend 1934 Act and Investment Advisers Act of 1940 To Ban Mandatory Predispute Arbitration Agreements in Customer and Shareholder Relationships
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

It took a while, but joining the slew of anti-arbitration bills pending in Congress is the Investor Choice Act,

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More on the Whistleblower Improvement Act, and Another Anti-Arbitration Bill is Introduced
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By George H. Friedman, SAA Editor-in-Chief

We briefly mentioned in SAA 2019-37 (Sep. 25) that the bipartisan Whistleblower Programs Improvement Act had been introduced in the Senate.

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